Researchers from the Israel Antiquity Authority have unearthed a stone slab used in ancient times to light fires. The excavation took place near a highway between Jerusalem and Ramat Beit Shemesh. It was financed by Netivei Israel, Israel’s National Transport Infrastructure Company, which is responsible for the planning, development and maintenance of Israel’s interurban road network.
Anna Eirich-Rose, the excavation director, explained: “The ancient people of the New Stone Age prepared these thick slabs of limestone with two indentations. Some thought that...
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